The Boards of the IMF and World Bank have each established working groups to review the processes for selecting the Managing Director and President of the respective institutions. The Executive Boards will report to their Boards of Governors at the September Annual Meetings. The Boards are not likely to seek external input into the process. Details of directors in the working groups are on the Fund and Bank websites.
After 4 years of on-off negotiation and public opposition, the government of Egypt has signed a loan deal with the IMF whose impacts civil society fears will encroach upon human rights, social protection and social provision, like health and education, upon which the poorest depend.
Investments by the World Bank-hosted Global Financing Facility (GFF) do not reflect the family planning priorities identified by developing countries and local communities. The GFF also continues to suffer from a lack of transparency and meaningful civil society participation, raising doubts about the new mechanism’s effectiveness.
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